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$3 - $11
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Italian, Brew Pub, International, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Papa Charlys many times, never disappoints! Four of us all different meals and service was top notch too. To the world travel server from Argentina, thank you for the pleasant experience, we came home and pulled up a map and reviewed your journey....What great evening… food and serve top notch. See you soonMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 25, 2022 via mobile

I went in to Charly's anticipating a good meal. I also knew I'd spend a bit more than usual. Both things were true. You could have a relatively inexpensive meal if you chose. No problem. You might get away for under $250 Mxn. If you...add a bottle of wine, a salad, and a great dessert, you can triple that. I did. But it was worth it to splurge for one night. Great service. Great food. Easy location. No problem. Tomorrow I'll scrimp a bit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

Worth the walk from our hotel (Taxi's are available). Welcomed in warm manner & shown to our table. Allowed sufficient time to go through the menu, without being hassled. The meals freshly cooked, beautifully presented & delicious. True value for money, well worth the visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

You certainly get your bang for your buck at this place. Between 12:30 and 16:00 they offer a combination plate for $159 peso, with this you get a 12 fruit drink, a choice between, soup, salad and pasta, then for the main course there is...at least a dozen options if not more. This is followed up with a choice of four different desserts. The portions are large and the food is delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Had dinner and breakfast here and both were amazing I had the sweet and sour ribs. Partly boned, very tender and tasty sauce. Wife had chicken teriyaki which was also fab. Chicken was moist and tender In the evening the service was “relaxed” even perhaps...a bit disjointed but did not detract from the overall experience Breakfast was the best we have had in Mexico. Fried eggs and bacon came with all the trimmings - superb Prices and very reasonable RecommendedMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

I love this little gem. They have great good, super service and amazing prices. The lunch deal is great. Can strongly recommend it :)

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

This is a great little pasta bar away from the craziness of 5th Ave. The food is great and the staff is very welcoming. I have eaten dinner here 7 times this Nov.2021. I am having the cannelloni tonight!! Lasagna and spaghetti &m/balls are delicious....Check out the ice cream gelato bar right next door. too!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021

Papa Charly and the dog- We were lucky last week to be invited to dinner with some new, cool friends near their chic pad around 30 & 30. After sharing some really nice wine and enlightening conversation about all things ex-pat near and far, we...left their trendy low-rise condo for the aforementioned dinner. It was a short stroll as it was literally right across the street. And let me say, especially at night, this neighborhood was SoHo-like in its illumination and feel. Extremely cool vibes. And then there was Papa Charly. I know what you’re thinking, with that name its 1/2 off margaritas, all-you-can-eat popcorn shrimp and loaded potato skins- “So come on down to Papa Charly!” Wrong. The warmly lit, bistro-ish Italian eatery was nearly full with assorted diners, both locals and non, dining, chatting, laughing and have a generally fine time. Our new friends were greeted graciously and affectionately by our hostess and waitress as they were certainly regulars. The menu was big, offering assorted pastas, sandwiches, fish, chicken, salads, etc. My gregarious new friend claimed Charly had the “best grilled octopus in town” and ordered one. My loquacious and unborable wife ordered the Pollo Milanesa covered in queso blanco and I tried the Gnocchi with cuatro quesos. Our ultra-stylish and already thin Fem-friend had the Chicken breast with a beurre blanc sauce. We all shared a bottle of crisp and chilled Mexican Sauvignon Blanc, which disappeared way to quickly. Verdict- thumbs way up! The octopus was perfectly charred, smokey and delisioso. It just may be the best in town. My cheesy gnocchi was almost too rich but superlative. My esposa deluxe’s Milanesa was huge and tasty and I was surprised she finished it all. That’s a very good sign, as was our lovely friend’s smile while enjoying her chix & vino sauce. No complaints were registered. Please note-It’s a dog friendly establishment, which, for bad or good, is also frequented by a rather large, neighborhood street dog. It quietly roams from table to table rubbing against your leg and occasionally laying it head in your lap, if available. Careful petting this one though, not groomed and bathed this century, need I say more. Pricing is very acceptable, even low, as most entrees are in the $100-$150 peso range. Responsive, super friendly service and large potions. Go find this little gem and disfrútalo.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

Amazing, freshly made pasta and sauces! My family if 5 all offered different things and we loved everything! We had enough left for leftovers. The salads were delicious and perfect for 2 people to share. Prices were very reasonable!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

Carlos L Houston, Texas 5355 Reviewed today Excellent food in an unpretentious place. We went three people for dinner, recommended and accompanied by the Manager of a prestigious local hotel. The place can be defined as a "hole in the wall'. Simple but comfortable we...had a tuna Japanese style appetizer followed by gnocchi with either seafood or shrimp. Gnocchi had the appropriate consistency, cooked to perfection. The sauce was excellent with plenty of "sea-creatures". Portions are VERY generous. Spicing was mild, as true Italian food should be and not as Mexican typical dishes. Ice cream was excellent and prices very reasonable. Service was good.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 21, 2021 via mobile

Papa Charly is still my favorite restaurant in Playa. Went there for dinner and had a sweet and sour tuna steak that was excellent. We went back for the Sunday brunch and had a great meal. The lunch special is hard to beat. A soup...or salad, juice, an entree, and dessert for $139 pesos. Anytime we get to Playa we go to Papa CharlyMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 10, 2021

This place is hard to recommend. Overall the food was good it was not hot - only warm when it was served to us. I had the lasagna & my husband had the Papacharly special so should not be difficult to serve this hot. The...service was lacking and in all honesty can’t give it a good review. We will not go back. The wine was the highlight.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2020

The food is always fresh and delicious, it’s a very relaxed atmosphere and the location perfect. Also really enjoy the delivery

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

we have a mixed review my potato leak soup was watery and my husband says his pasta bolanais was nothing to write home about

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

Ate there twice while in Playa Del Carmen; both meals were excellent and very generous portions. The chicken and mushroom cannelloni was excellent. You can bring your own wine,

Date of visit: March 2020
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PapaCharly is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5